UEFA orders investigation into Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar for expletive-laden rant at referees made after Manchester United defeat in which he told them: ‘Go f*** yourself’
- UEFA says it has ordered an investigation into comments by Neymar
- It concerns remarks made about match officials after PSG lost to Man United
- The Brazilian used Instagram to aim insults at video review officials
- He believed the the referee got the decision wrong to award United a penalty
UEFA says it has ordered an investigation into comments by Neymar about match officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League.
The Brazilian used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before Man United was awarded a stoppage-time penalty for handball that eliminated PSG.
Neymar wrote: ‘This is shameful!
Neymar is being investigated after comments he made about the referees following defeat
The forward felt Manchester United’s late penalty shouldn’t have been given
Neymar hit out at the decision of the officials in his Instagram story message
‘And they still let four guys that do not understand football look at the slow motion video, this doesn’t happen!
‘How is he going to take his hand out when he’s on his back!
‘Oh go f*** yourself.’
Neymar, who was injured and did not play, then used profanity while writing about the video assistants.
UEFA says it “appointed an ethics and disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation” of the social media comments.
The UEFA disciplinary committee could judge any resulting charge at its March 28 meeting.
Handball was given against Presnel Kimpembe after Diogo Dalot’s effort struck his arm
Neymar launched an outburst on Instagram, claiming the officials ‘do not understand football’